Stop Data Discrimination

The government wants to make it easier for companies and authorities to use your data against you.

The Government plans to scrap GDPR privacy laws with the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill.

The Bill will weaken our data protection rights and give more power to the state and corporations. The removal of these protections will affect us all.

The Bill will also unleash data discrimination, with biased algorithms harming individuals and groups that are already marginalised by society.

Data discrimination occurs when individuals or groups are treated unfairly because of characteristics or traits identified through the collection and analysis of their data.

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ORG report finds that ICO failed to hold the government to account over use of public health data during pandemic

ORG’s new report exposes failures by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in protecting the public privacy and data rights during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Data privacy and the Information Commissioner’s Office During a Crisis.


Analysis: Data Protection and DIgital information bill (No.2)

Read our policy briefing for the Second Reading of the DPDI Bill.

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The cross-sector impacts of the DPDI Bill.

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07 Mar 2023 By Abigail Burke

The Data Discrimination Bill attacks our data protection rights

Today, ORG sent an urgent open letter to Michelle Donelan MP, the Secretary of State for the new Department of Science, Innovation and Technology.
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14 Dec 2022 By Mariano delli Santi

The UK Data Protection Reforms from an EU perspective

Political turmoil in the UK has slowed down the Government plans to reform data protection: since the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill was tabled in Parliament this June, two Prime Ministers were quickly ousted and, six months after the Bill was published, a parliamentary debate around the Bill has yet to be scheduled.
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01 Dec 2021 By Mariano delli Santi

ORG response to Data: a new direction

We submitted our response to Government plans to deregulate data protection, also known as “Data: a new direction”.
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22 Sep 2021 By Mariano delli Santi

New UK data laws will harm mothers and children

In data: a new direction, the UK Government proposes to reform legitimate interest.
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Write to your mp

Tell your MP why they must oppose the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill.

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How the DPDI Bill harms migrants’ data rights

The Bill will exacerbate the existing power imbalances of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers over their data leading to significant harm and negative consequences.

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How ‘Data: a new direction’ will impact migrants rights and the immigration sector.


23 May 2023 By Open Rights Group

Migrants’ Data Rights Under Attack

If you are a migrant in the UK, asylum seeker, refugee or working on this issue, you must read this carefully.
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04 Jan 2023 By Sophia Akram

Data Sharing and Migrant Women Reporting Abuse

On 9 December 2022, The Wales Cross Party Group on Digital Rights and Democracy, of which Open Rights Group is the secretariat, held its second session, this time held on data sharing and migrant women reporting domestic abuse.
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HOW CHANGES TO DATA PROTECTION WILL impact medical data and patients’ rights

Government proposals will make it easier to reuse NHS health data for commercial purposes.

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13 Oct 2021 By Mariano delli Santi

New UK data laws are Govt revenge against NHS patients

Health data has become one of the most valued prizes of the surveillance economy, but they aren’t being used to “save lives”.
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03 Feb 2022 By Mariano delli Santi

A day of reckoning for IAB and Adtech

In a damning verdict, the Belgian Data Protection Authority ruled the illegality of IAB cookie consent banners.
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Councils against data discrimination

Council’s should use technology to support justice, rights and freedoms.
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Councils against data discrimination

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The CPTPP: trading away your privacy rights

The Government have recently announced the UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
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